Rams' Punter, Special Teams a Key to Streak

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Rams' Punter, Special Teams a Key to Streak
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Johnny Hekker is beginning to make his mark as one of five rookie punters in the NFL. The Rams' punt team's statistics don't give much reason for pause, ranking in the bottom third in net average, percentage of punts inside the opponents' 20 yard line, fair catches forced and several other categories. But what coach Jeff Fisher likes is Hekker's ability to help the Rams overcome their anemic offense by repeatedly "flipping the field" to help the defense.

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